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but invigorating to. choose the stories that in high school life choose me access to your daughter's. breaking news on are two european security monitors and two hundred fifty civilians have been killed in just a month and a half in one single region of eastern ukraine as kiev apparently escalates its military operation against government forces. so as international experts scour the scene of the plane disaster in eastern ukraine accusations kuntar claims are made but the e.u. say it remains on clear what brought the. families and communities mourn the victims of the tragedy with people from at least ten countries among the dead more than half of them. made on certainty over whether the plane was
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hit by a missile r t hears from aviation experts about the unusual details surrounding flight m.h. seventeen and why it passed directly over a raging war zone. you're watching from in the world welcome to moscow onto our international you know nail we saw it breaking news on r.t. international the total number of civilians killed in eastern ukraine lugansk region in the past seven weeks alone has reached two hundred and fiftie data has just been released by monitors for the organization for security and cooperation in europe let's go live to remake a who is all new russia ukraine a border arena some quite alarming data coming from the conflict zone. absolutely we have been grown to think that that number is a lot a lot where as
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a matter of fact it has it does seem to be lowered to significantly by the ukrainian authorities and if you add it all together if we only have two hundred fifty people civilians. dead in just a month and a half and think about how many more there really are if you put all of the all of the months of fighting together now of course the ukrainian officials until now have been saying that they are not targeting civilian areas they're not getting them blood evidence tauriel and otherwise has been proving that that is simply not the case because one of the cities that has come under is specially stringent fire from the ukrainian artillery among other things let's have a listen to what local residents describe it as. the city came under mortar fire warnings were issued twice during the day and we had to see a child on the ground according to people at the scene most victims have traffic.
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they were only truly torn apart. the breeding forces have been patrolling this city and firing residentially have. now left without electricity without running water and a gas pipe gas pipe has been hit so people are essentially people are essentially trapped in a circle of fire when it comes to fighting between the forces and the ukrainian military a look cold still has a has come under artillery attack just on saturday actually fighting has broken out in remote regions and of course a lot of the a lot of the fighting that is still happening in both donetsk and lugansk region seems to be overlooked by the by the international community largely due to the fact that everybody all eyes seem to be focused on the events surrounding the
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catastrophe with the malaysian airlines flight m.h. seventeen. startling statistic we've just heard thank you for the. experts from numerous countries are joining an international probe into the tragic . a malaysian passenger jet the wreckage site in eastern ukraine is spread over a several kilometer wide radius white cotton markers have been placed where the victims' bodies have been found all two hundred ninety eight people on board were killed among them eighteen children it's believe the plane was shot down by a missile however the european commission says it's seen no evidence confirming this so far the russian president on the chancellor of germany have agreed on holding an international investigation into the crash a team of monitors from europe's main security watchdog arrived at the scene on friday earlier some of them complain that local self-defense forces were limiting their movements around the area but the roxas has since been widened international experts working there say they face a difficult task. telling us to get the team on place either but it's not our job
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multi investigating the calls for we also do not speculate on what the video here for is to see what measures are in place what is the i mean to the security. measures and what measures have been taken to do with human and most efficient way . ukraine is accusing self-defense forces of removing bodies from the crash site and trying to cover up evidence but the self-proclaimed officials in the region say the people at the scene are emergency workers helping locate the debris on the victims among managed to get to the scene of the tragedy while the monitors were exploring it he sent us this report. we are now way past that twenty four hour mark that the bodies of the people that died in the crash malaysia airlines flight have been lying around here along with the burning debris you know they always see mission had already come here they spend about an hour talking to people and
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scouring the area now it's not just this area that's been affected the debris and along with the bodies had falling in an area around twelve kilometers here so this is going to be lengthy lengthy process for identification and for investigation as well and right now i had to ask you to take a look at what we have seen here so far and how this tragedy had affected the people that live here in eastern ukraine this woman who was out working in her garden when her son sold her body and fallen from the sky and broken through the roof of their house the badly mangled victim of the malaysian airlines flight has now been laying in in this kitchen for more than a day. at first i didn't notice anything but when my son went out and said mom there is a body in the kitchen there was plastic everywhere i thought it was just
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a pile of rubbish but then i understood that it was a human body without a leg and was arms twisted and broken it was a man who fell out of the play and through the roof it's a murder a real murder. my wife and i were having dinner when we heard a strange noise that sounded like clapping as soon as we went out of the house we saw a body lying nearby they must have fallen from a very high altitude and the only thing left on the body was a t. shirt it was a man and the legs were broken i still keep practically no blood at all but now you can smell the odor or be here there are no words to describe it well here's my house and it all happened right here it's like i was watching t.v. i heard a roar looking through explosions i would know and saw a spinning plane without a wing and with something like falling out of it the area where the plane crashed is near several mines that sustained people economically in the done as krege and so it comes as no surprise that coal miners were some of the first on hand to help
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but the scene of the tragedy. i've lived here with my family my whole life here where the crash happened i've been working in this coal mine for forty years and now i just want to help that's all there are thirty people in our ship and just two of them went to work with the others came here to help new is thought rudd says of the victims are going to be arriving here shortly and no doubt they will be seeking answers but it seems they could be in for a quite a wait to find out just how their loved ones were taken from them for among koester of art see donetsk ukraine. some horrific testimonies there are no apart from the netherlands citizens of at least nine other countries or among the victims including malaysia australia and the u.k. tributes are being paid to the victims across the world in the malaysian capital where flight m h seventeen was heading there were scenes of confusion and anger as alexie your shift reports we're now here in kuala lumpur where the mh seventeen
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plane was supposed to land scenes on friday where he was very emotional the relatives of those who were killed on that plane crash literally stormed the airport particularly the offices of the malaysian airline company demanding the lists of those who wore on board well most of the relatives of the mh seventeen victims have already flown to ukraine to identify the bodies of their loved ones the team of investigators from malaysia also went to key of the transport minister of the country is flying there tonight he just spoke to us about the investigation about several irregularities the authorities have noted first of all the change of altitude they confirmed that the plane changed altitude from thirty five thousand feet to thirty three thousand feet he says this is a normal practice for the world but there is no explanation whatsoever why this time the air traffic controllers in ukraine told the plane to go lower and now the regularity is the destiny of the flight recorders because we've been hearing contradictory reports coming from kiev authorities that they either had the flight
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recorders then they said they did not have them the malaysian authorities confirm they have no information about the whereabouts of these flight recorders which of course would be instrumental for this investigation and last but not least they've also spoken that seventy five airlines flew for the same route just the day before the crash but still the malaysian authorities were assured by the on ground they are traffic controllers that the route was deemed safe in fact they said that several other airlines were flying. after and before the crash of course a lot of questions remain and many doubts remain and they be of the mosher authorities hoping that many questions will become clear out once they get access to the crash site be able to conduct the investigation. moscow and washington are insisting that the evidence recovered from the scene of the crash must be made available to international investigators that is what the russian foreign minister discussed with the u.s. secretary of state over the phone. the details on the official website of russia's
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support ministry worried that this conversation between mr lavrov and mr kerry was very onerous and very open the two top diplomats agreed that all the evidence from the downed malaysian airplane including flight recorders so-called black boxes should be made available for the international investigation that both parties stressed should be independent and biased and transparent and also that the international experts should be given access to work freely on the ground also love rob and kerry stress that the ukrainian conflict has no military solution and should be resolved peacefully and they pledged to use influence on all the sides to be involved in this. long protracted conflict to achieve this goal. coming up here on our team international the people of dallas are facing the bloody consequences of israel's dramatic escalation hospitals are overflowed with civilian
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victims one in five among them is a child after the break we report on the project conflict where the death toll has now reached three hundred and twenty we also have more on the devastating thing crushing in ukraine. i'm abby martin the stories we cover here are not going here in iraq other big story the extra headline same time there's a reason they don't want to do now. now let's break the set.
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dramas that can't be ignored to. stories others refuse to notice. the faces changing the world lights now. so picture of today's leaves no longer from around the globe. look to. watching r t international welcome back speaking at the white house on friday the u.s. president claimed there was firm evidence that the malaysian plane was done by a surface to air missile fired from territory controlled by kiev forces he also lashed out at russia for supporting them going to church account takes a closer look at those allegations now president obama said the missile was shot
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from the territory controlled by separatists in eastern ukraine evidence indicates that the plane was shot down by a surface to air missile that was launched from an area that is controlled by russian backed separatists inside of ukraine moreover we know that these separatists have received a steady flow of support from russia having said that he also added we don't know exactly what happened i think it's very important for us to make sure that. we don't get out ahead of the facts. at this point in terms of identifying specifically what individual or group of individuals or. personnel ordered to the strike how it came about the u.s. president called for a credible international investigation and that is something all members of the u.n. security council are calling for including russia because nobody at this point knows who shot the missile the blame game is about who created the ground for this
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tragedy to happen and here we see a clash of different views the u.s. says russia is responsible because it supported the rebels russia says key if it's responsible because it launched this military operation in eastern ukraine and the u.s. supported it at this point we had this vicious back and forth between everyone involved and not involved. now you're about to see some of the media headlines appearing in the wake of the tragedy directly blaming flood a mere speculation has been piling up over who is responsible ukraine's government has issued what it claims to be a leaked film called between local militia fighters admitting to donning a civilian plane and this on verified video circulating online purports to show a book myside launcher being smuggled to all of ukraine after thursday's crash intelligence expert charles shewbread sais the claims are lacking solid evidence one could say from the outset with some investigation the air of ground from which
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it was launched and of course that would give an indication even though it's accepted i think. much of east ukraine is in a fluid situation in terms of who controls why any given time the ukraine government has released what it claims are a number of evidence should lead for example it is said. intercepted communications it says between people on the ground suggested that we have those who are firing or how far into all weapons. ukraine government has in the past said that the rebels have these weapon systems i should point out that of course the government claims i was yet on cooperated in respect to these intercepted transmissions and also of course. the prosecutor general himself you know i have the system so it's fair to say there's a lot of confusion at the moment and really this really points the way to the importance of a thoroughly independent. investigation to uncover all of the leads in this case.
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now despite the accusations being made there are still more questions than answers over the catastrophe on russia's defense ministry is the money information from kiev it is put together a list of questions why did you crane rush to blame self defense forces after the tragedy the first question also moscow's asking kiev why it deployed book rocket launchers in the area despite the local militia having no planes question number three will ukraine trucking data of its war planes available in the wake of the crash and another question is why was the aircraft allowed to fly over the conflict zone out all indeed there are many on explained details surrounding the tragedy let's take a look at some of them a little bit closer now first data from the flight aware service suggests the plane diverge from the original route here is the mockup of the courses taken by other airlines earlier this week as you can see here well the doomed flight went further
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north and other early liners flying over ukraine it's not clear why it took the path secondly ukrainian controllers asked the crew to fly lower than the height which was originally requested is according to a statement issued by malaysia early lines it say the boeing seven seventy seven was supposed to fly thirty five thousand feet but was instructed to descend to thirty three thousand feet and finally it's also unclear why the boeing aircraft flew over a zone of heavy fighting the combat between ukrainian forces and local militia has been ongoing in the area for months now since kiev launched what it called an anti terror operation in the country we asked evy if an expert kristie it's the comment . bro who quested out through why adeline said not being prevented from flying through this this conflicts. the international civil aviation organization i k o based in montreal. was the last
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to organization and to declare the as space to be safe that presumably based on information received from the ukrainian authorities. have based in part on perhaps flawed intelligence sounds to they that weaponry that insurgents on the border may or may not feel it is so it's a whole bunch of questions that are cropping up now which we each need down says we need down since some fairly quickly indeed. a moscow has issued a list of u.s. citizens who are barred from entering russia twelve americans are targeted two of them for their involvement in torture one ton of obey and ten others for the abuse of detainees at abu gharab prison in iraq moscow's block this was released two days after the u.s. imposed a new set of sanctions against russian companies. we've got more details on the tit
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for tat measures on our web site as well as baccarat and on how the ukraine crisis sparked this if you had to r.t. dot com for all the updates. and. moving on to israeli soldiers have been shot dead by gaza militants who breached the border on saturday brings the israeli death toll up to five since the start of the current conflict which is the lives of over three hundred thirty palestinians it's left hospitals and gals a struggling to cope with the influx of injured civilians. blow them. all over the goal of it's a good thing. for little. or no no
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no no no. no no. no. israel's ground offensive is now in its second day targeting cross border smuggling tunnels used by hamas the stated goal is to destroy militant capability it's palestinian civilians who are paying the price but these twenty more people were killed on saturday alone as the i.d.f. unleashed an intense artillery bombardment u.s. president barack obama has warned israel against further loss of innocent lives of the palestinians killed since the earth campaign kicked off last week one in five were children hardly fear filed this report from gaza for our team. thousands of troops and tanks stormed into gardner in the early hours of friday morning as israel began its so-called anti terror campaign this is the. school in central gaza
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city we understand that over the last few days hundreds of families have come here to seek refuge from the ongoing escalation living in very very difficult conditions but that conditions better than being in the stream the dangerous neighborhoods brawny are is among fifty from the to monny family who sought refuge here. but. the u.n. says twenty two thousand people have been internally displaced and sought refuge in its facilities since this latest bout of violence began last tuesday. consistent slammed into the homes of palestinians over the last two weeks yet israel maintains its only targeting hamas infrastructure. was one of those hit they've attacked.
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it's less than a kilometer away from the israeli border and near a hospital is being targeted here in the north of the strip these refugee camps some of the most densely populated places on earth and when the shooting starts people here suffer more than most but despite the danger not all the heating israel's warnings to evacuate i understand that you were told to evacuate by israel why have you not evacuated. or. homes are not the only targets damaged in this escalation on friday morning three air strikes hit an office high up in
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a commercial building in one of the most developed dario's of the city and i had. to develop the. enemy of. homicide i said i thought i would if he is it possible that people are firing missiles from your office this morning. but mom can you do a little bit. here how did your mom get well we'll fill ming in the center of the city for rockets fired just behind us from a well known local military site the israeli prime minister has given orders to the israeli army to escalate its ground operations in the gaza strip palestinians here remember all too well the bloodiness of the winter two thousand and eight now an invasion of the gaza strip this a month of ramadan a time that is meant to be peaceful palestinian muslims simply pray to god to
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protect them and their families. no pro palestinian demonstrators in part being tear gassed after thousands flooded the french capital the rally against the israeli military action took place in defiance of a bomb imposed by the authorities france has become the first country in the world to prevent protests over the middle east conflict but the move has only fuel public art rage demonstrators clashed with riot police and some of them climbed on top of a building to set fire to an israeli flag. c.n.n. news network has pulled its correspondent from covering the israeli palestinian conflict after she tweeted its release were cheering as they watch bombs land in gaza she later deleted the message but not before it had already been retreated two hundred times it comes after another american network n.b.c. also removed its correspondent from the same region without explanation treat more on the story visit our web site after the break
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a special report on the civilians from eastern ukraine fleeing military strikes. two u.s. agents who are working deep inside the german government have been caught which has heightened tensions between the two countries even more the german reaction to this was to expel the cia chief in berlin from his post this is the kind of story that makes people who hate u.s. foreign policy to share button on facebook and get all excited it makes many feel that merkel or at least some elements of the german government are actually fighting against foreign meddling but i would say that you should take this story with a huge grain of salt yeah they just had one cia asset out of the country and this could be a sign of change but there are still twenty plus u.s.
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military bases currently operating in germany and in fact the bow holder base is one of the largest ones outside of america territory with thirteen thousand troops permanently stationed there so basically if merkel really wants to reduce foreign meddling in germany she's going to have to somehow get a massive foreign military presence out of a country and since has been there for almost seventy years already i don't think that they're just going to pack up and leave on their own one day but that's just my opinion. if you can hear those black those bullets stuck watching star and there's it
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